Welcome to the Sierra Leone Poverty Alleviation Charitable Trust

The Sierra Leone Poverty Alleviation Charitable Trust is a registered charitable organisation with the United Kingdom Charity Commission Registration Number 1177207.

The Trust was established on the 15th of August 2017, in response to the deadly mudslide which took place in Freetown on the 13th and 14th of August 2017, killing over 1000 people, with thousands more – including children, now orphaned and homeless .

The aim of the Trust is to help combat poverty in Sierra Leone, especially child poverty.

With the generous support of hundreds of donors from around the world, we are raising funds to help tackle poverty in Sierra Leone.

The Trust is based in the UK and has a Board of Trustees who provide governance oversight and ensure accountability, with regard decisions as to  how the funds are spent.

We hope you will find this site useful in understanding what we do, and how you can play a part in helping to alleviate poverty in Sierra Leone.


Mrs Beryl Juma (MBE)

Dr. Fawzia Thomas (Treasurer)

Dr. Victor Labor

Dr. Babatunde Gbolade

Mr. Abdul Rashid Thomas (Founder & Chairman)

Ms. Rashida Olivia Thomas (Secretary)